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Would They Prefer to Be in a Traditional Work Arrangement

Staff Report

01 November 1999

Here’s an overview of employed workers with alternative work arrangements, listed by their preferences for a traditional work arrangement.


Preference

Independent Contractors

On-Call Workers

Temp Agency Workers

Total, in thousands

8,456

1,996

1,300

% who prefer traditional arrangement

9.3

50

59.2

% who prefer alternative arrangement

83.6

40

33.5

% who say it depends

4.6

6.4

4.8

Not available

2.5

3.5

2.5

Definitions:


Independent contractors: Independent contractors, independent consultants, or free-lance workers, whether they were self-employed or wage and salary workers.


On-call workers: Workers who are called to work only as needed, although they can be scheduled to work for several days or weeks in a row.


Temporary help agency workers: Workers who were paid by a temporary help agency, whether or not their job was temporary.


SOURCE: “Current Population Survey,” Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1997. Included people 16 years old and older. Some results are rounded. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has more information on contingent employees at http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/conemp.t11.htm
and can be reached at (202) 606-6378 or (202) 606-5886.

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